Fukuoka, Hakata Star Lanes
0. Kaito Ishida (5:00 Time Limit Draw) Shun Skywalker
1. BxB Hulk, Yosuke♡Santa Maria⭕ (8:18 Leg Roll Clutch) Don Fujii, Gamma❌
2. Jimmy Kanda (4:37 Pinned with one foot after Ryu’s) Kotoka
3. Masaaki Mochizuki, Jimmy Kagetora⭕ (12:00 Kagenui) YAMATO, Kzy❌
4. Takashi Yoshida, El Lindaman⭕, Punch Tominaga (14:10 Tiger Suplex Hold) Masato Yoshino, Big R Shimizu, Ben-K❌
5. King of Gate 2017 Semifinals: T-Hawk (14:13 Night Ride) Eita
6. King of Gate 2017 Semifinals: Naruki Doi (19:03 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Shingo Takagi
7. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Takehiro Yamamura⭕ (18:32 Stardust Press) Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!❌, Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
Pairings for the King of Gate semi-finals were drawn at the top of the show. T-Hawk vs. Eita & Doi vs. Takagi were the match-ups. Eita just considered it another step on the way to the finals. T-Hawk told his old Millennials partner that they know each other really well. Eita thinks he does, at least. Not anymore. He is not the same T-Hawk. Takagi was happy to face off with Doi in Hakata. Doi has embarrassed him here before. Today it was his turn. He was going to just do what he does best. With Doi broken and out of the way, they would have an all Verserk final and prove once and for all they were the strongest unit. Doi played to the fans. Everyone knew he was better than Takagi. The fans would be totally behind him on his way to victory.
Kanda put Kotoka, Ben-K, & Shimizu on notice. They were no match for the experience the Jimmyz have.
Kagetora asked for some time after his win. He was Brave Gate champion. But the tournament he won it in was missing someone. Flamita didn’t participate. He didn’t feel as though he could really consider himself champion until he beats him. He asked Kzy to get in touch with him in Mexico and tell him he had a title shot waiting. Kzy was irritated at having to play messenger, but Flamita would be back soon. He would pass the message along.
Lindaman warned MaxiMuM that while they were distracted by the Jimmyz, Verserk were going to take their Triangle Gate titles.
Verserk and MaxiMuM got involved after the main event, leading to a huge brawl. Kotoka mocked Horiguchi for losing to Yamamura today. Losing to a green boy, doesn’t he feel degraded? Horiguchi reminded him that he got squashed by Kanda earlier. Yamamura wondered why they were out here at all. Kotoka should keep his name out of his mouth.
T-Hawk faced off with Doi. Was he ready for the finals? Was he ready to lose? Doi has been ready for the finals since the thing started. He is always ready. It really doesn’t matter who his opponent ended up being. It just happens to be T-Hawk. The last thing in his way. He wanted to win King of Gate and get back on top of Dragon Gate. Lindaman proclaimed T-Hawk as the winner of King of Gate, and Verserk as the strongest unit. Yoshino said that while the Jimmyz were the first target for MaxiMuM, they were aware of OG & Verserk. The punk kids need to fall back. By getting involved with MaxiMuM they were just putting targets on their own backs. Horiguchi admitted MaxiMuM & Over Generation had youth on their side. But youth is no match for experience. The Jimmyz are all over 35. They have been fighting together as a unit for 6 years. Wrestling isn’t just about youth and power. The Jimmyz will show that to all of them. CIMA had a lot to say, but most of it was said already. Just watching today, it was clear that the next generation was catching up with his. Even within his own unit. Yamamura was on the rise. Eita made the King of Gate semifinals. Ishida fought back from a serious injury. But CK-1 were still Twin Gate champions. Gamma was going to be Gamma doing Gamma things. Those are things no one else can do. This combination of youth and experience would leave Over Generation as the winners of any unit warfare.